Hope in the Waiting

Hope in the Waiting


Micah 7:7 (NIV)

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

Life is full of seasons of waiting, and as women, we often find ourselves in these periods with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. Whether you’re waiting for a breakthrough in your career, a resolution in a relationship, or clarity on a decision, the waiting can be challenging. Micah 7:7 speaks directly to this experience, offering a beacon of hope and assurance.

Micah’s words remind us that waiting is an active process filled with hope and expectation. “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” This is a powerful declaration of faith and patience. It acknowledges that while we wait, we do so with the confidence that God is attentive to our prayers and is working on our behalf.

If you are waiting, let this verse be your anchor. God sees your hopes, your dreams, and your struggles. He hears your prayers and knows the desires of your heart. In this waiting period, you are not alone. God is with you, listening and preparing the perfect answer for you at the right time.

Use this time of waiting to draw closer to God, to strengthen your relationship with Him, and to grow in your faith. Trust that God is good and that His timing is perfect. Watching in hope means living each day with the confidence that God is faithful and that He will fulfill His promises to you. Here’s three things to do as you wait: 

Daily Surrender: Each morning, surrender your worries and hopes to God. Trust Him with the details of your life and believe that He is working behind the scenes.

Stay Engaged: Use this waiting time to deepen your spiritual practices. Engage in regular prayer, Bible study, and worship to keep your focus on God.

Seek Support: Surround yourself with a community of faith. Share your journey with trusted friends who can pray with you, encourage you, and keep you accountable.


Reflect on the specific area of your life where you are currently waiting. How does this period of waiting affect your daily life and your relationship with God?

Are there moments when you struggle to maintain hope, and how can Micah’s declaration of trust inspire you during this time?